Originally posted by vandervelde
I find it most irritating when opponent after the game explains what could have happened, how I could have played better, especially after I won, as he diminishes my victory and make me from a winner into an ignorant.
And how can be that he knows all that, I am always blind and go through the game as through dark cave, and never know if I had better or weaker position?
If they knew all that why didn't they win the bloooody game?
I have to admit that I also find these kinds of comments annoying, especially the ones that are some variation of "If I had played a good move instead of blundering, I would have won!", as they tend to state the obvious as though it is some kind of insight.
I have heard this stuff so much after game, that now my routine is to pause a moment while they wait for a response, and then say " I can certainly agree that, if we had played different moves, it would have been a different game."
The game just played is what it is, and we either learn and move on, or repeat the mistake in a future game. I've done both, unfortunately!